My wife and I frequently visit antiques and collectible stores. There is always so much to see and much of what I see recalls bygone days. I am often struck by the patient craftsmanship as well as the whimsy of the items I find. In this particular collectibles store, the arrangement of the merchandise seemed to point directly to the proprietor seated just past the djembe drum while he balanced his books.

- Onelio Marrero

Collectibles Dealer

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

18" h x 24" w x 1.25" d
1 lbs. 8 oz.



Onelio Marrero
Rockaway, New Jersey

Getting to Know Onelio

Onelio Marrero paints city scenes of everyday life. In an impressionistic style he captures the romanticism of New York City, the picturesque fountains in Central Park and the wet city streets after a rainy afternoon. His use of warm tones creates a sense of nostalgia and the feeling that you have visited or seen this particular scene before. Onelio will often paint from direct observation, or he will work from a combination of photographs and combine numerous sources into one piece. In this way his work combines reality with fantasy, creating a new story with each painting. His work captures an appreciation for beauty in all of its greatest forms; nature, art, and people.